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Rise in 'Slider' Thieves Stealing Purses From Cars
ABC News ^ | 08/07/2013 | staff reporter

Posted on 01/03/2014 4:25:23 PM PST by Daffynition

Back, now, at 7:41, with jaw-dropping video of criminals stealing out of cars at gas stations, while you're filling up your tank. It's happening more and more often, and you don't even realize. And they're called sliders.

It happens in an instant. Watch as this man snatches a purse in a matter of second. Police call them sliders for the way these gas station thieves slide between the top of your door, lying in wait, for the right moment to pounce and run off with your valuables.

And this morning, police say these types of crimes are on the rise. Watch what happens at this texas gas station. This car pulls up next to a woman, who is pumping gas.

She is oblivious to the man next to her. He slides into her car, grabbing her purse and running off before she can even blink. She fachases [sic] after him, but to no avail.

These slippery sliders are being caught on camera all across the country. Sometimes the perp is caught red-handed. This man gives chase, after witnessing a sliding.

Most of the time, the victim has no idea until it's too late. They're not looking for a confrontation. They just want the property because they know it's being left abandoned and you're not paying enough attention.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: crime
Be careful out there.

I'm quite confident in saying this isn't a problem in Maine.


1 posted on 01/03/2014 4:25:24 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Amish again causing “mischief?”


2 posted on 01/03/2014 4:28:02 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Daffynition

My purse is on the back floor behind the driver’s seat AND I lock my car while I am out of it.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 4:28:05 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Daffynition
Made-to-order for hunting over bait.

Which isn't illegal in Texas after dark. "He had something in his hand, officer."

4 posted on 01/03/2014 4:28:48 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Amish again causing “mischief?”

You know it. They, and those damned Mennonites.

Next it'll be the Mormons, and then we're screwed.

5 posted on 01/03/2014 4:29:41 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Daffynition

If Obama had a son, he’d look like that guy!


6 posted on 01/03/2014 4:30:17 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Daffynition
Our car doors are always locked.



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7 posted on 01/03/2014 4:31:33 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Daffynition

Unlike most states, Texas permits lethal force to protect property (I believe). If so, this is one STUPID criminal. But then again, most are. The smart criminals become Democrats and get elected to office...


8 posted on 01/03/2014 4:33:41 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Daffynition

HA, we gals from NYC NEVER leave our purses, not for one second.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 4:35:21 PM PST by jocon307
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To: lentulusgracchus

Urban Skeet?

On the other hand, think of the retraining to learn to yell “Slider!” instead of “Pull!”


10 posted on 01/03/2014 4:51:47 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Daffynition
gibsmedat ø
11 posted on 01/03/2014 4:54:11 PM PST by tomkat
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To: GladesGuru
Urban Skeet?

I'm thinking "Thrift store purse and a snake".

12 posted on 01/03/2014 4:57:17 PM PST by tacticalogic
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13 posted on 01/03/2014 4:58:16 PM PST by tomkat
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To: lentulusgracchus
You know it. They, and those damned Mennonites.

The screen-shot from the video notwithstanding, nearly 70% of all people arrested in the US for larceny are white.

Next it'll be the Mormons, and then we're screwed.

Or maybe the Mormons could refrain and try to serve as a positive role model for that nearly 70% crowd - sounds like they could use one.
14 posted on 01/03/2014 5:01:56 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

>> 70% of all people arrested in the US for larceny are white.

As used by the FBI, the “white” cohort includes Hispanic (Latino, whatever you want to call it).

Wonder what the breakdown would look like if Hispanic was broken out into a separate category.

Furthermore, the percentage of blacks arrested for larceny is MUCH MORE THAN DOUBLE — ALMOST TRIPLE their percentage of the population as a whole.

Spin it however you like — non-Hispanic whites commit significantly less crime than either blacks or Hispanics.

That’s why our prisons are full of blacks and Hispanics.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 5:16:56 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: tacticalogic

Dollar store purse, battery acid, mousetrap. Just sayin’.


16 posted on 01/03/2014 5:17:14 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: SatinDoll

I go ONLY to the same gas station that I’ve been going to since I started driving...a L-O-N-G time ago. It’s in an ultra-safe neighborhood where there isn’t a minority in sight...except the Chinese, who run the station.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 5:18:09 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Does that include Latinos? If so, then over 30% are black, which is more than the 12% of the population.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 5:19:18 PM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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To: Nervous Tick
That’s why our prisons are full of blacks and Hispanics.

But what percentage are in for "larceny?"

19 posted on 01/03/2014 5:21:07 PM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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To: Nervous Tick

Thanks for saying how it REALLY is.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 5:22:59 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Daffynition

This is why I avoid gas stations.


21 posted on 01/03/2014 5:25:33 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

However the statistics cited don’t have Hispanics broken out as a separate category so they are perhaps lumped in with whites.


22 posted on 01/03/2014 5:26:22 PM PST by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: trisham

In-flight refueling?


23 posted on 01/03/2014 5:28:15 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Daffynition

Part of this problem is caused by automobile manufacturers designing vehicle doors to unlock automatically when the driver unlocks and opens his/her door. Even if the driver locks the doors after exiting, there is still a window of opportunity for thievery.

Same in a parking lot. When the driver’s side door is unlocked, all other doors automatically unlock, and during that moment, the driver is vulnerable. Anyone can hop into the back seat while the person is entering, or exiting their auto. Not all motor vehicles have this design flaw.


24 posted on 01/03/2014 5:31:00 PM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Few of these *sliders* in Maine .... the cold and snow keeps ‘em in Boston and Hartford.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 5:31:51 PM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: SatinDoll

Would be fun to have a *dummmy purse* with one of those exploding dye bags in it.


26 posted on 01/03/2014 5:32:56 PM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: piytar

I’ve had a fair amount of target practice....but not on moving targets. Does that mean I have to expand my skills?


27 posted on 01/03/2014 5:34:33 PM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: LucyT
Not on this US made vehicle. ;)


28 posted on 01/03/2014 5:40:16 PM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: Nervous Tick
Wonder what the breakdown would look like if Hispanic was broken out into a separate category.

Some states, like California, break out Hispanics as a separate category on their Uniform Crime Reports. See page 34 at the link. In CA, non-Hispanic whites account for 29.4% of violent crime and 31.7% of property crime. But if Hispanic is added in, then the "white" totals would be about 70%

29 posted on 01/03/2014 5:49:53 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Daffynition

Yup. My US made vehicle has four independently locking/ unlocking doors, too,


30 posted on 01/03/2014 6:02:01 PM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: SatinDoll

Exactly. Who is fool enough to leave the passenger door unlocked? Or am I just paranoid that I lock my car when I’m in it or not?


31 posted on 01/03/2014 6:10:11 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Daffynition

Why would anyone leave their passenger door unlocked? You’d think the cops could get the license plate of those sons of obama.


32 posted on 01/03/2014 6:13:54 PM PST by bgill
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To: Daffynition

Good heavens! It appears a person of multicultural background is involved in some sort of criminal activity.

Who knew?


33 posted on 01/03/2014 6:41:00 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Some kind of loop snare, a strong line tied to the seat base... Take off at high speed at the first sign of trouble. Why no, I didn’t hear anyone yelling, dragged you say?


34 posted on 01/03/2014 6:41:47 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: jocon307
HA, we gals from NYC NEVER leave our purses, not for one second.

Why not? After you get finished paying all the NY taxes, the purse is only good for carrying pictures of your kids and the dog.

35 posted on 01/03/2014 6:50:54 PM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: LucyT

Well, he finally got beyond those nasty smash and grabs. Baby steps.


36 posted on 01/03/2014 7:41:01 PM PST by rodeoraven7 (moorless = jubilee; bring back Latin.)
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To: Daffynition

But the knockout game was a local story only and really only an urban legend, right ABCDisney???


37 posted on 01/04/2014 9:28:54 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: tomkat

Look for the American Pravda Press to start discussing "white African-Americans".

38 posted on 01/04/2014 9:37:33 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
Seriously, in today's Løøking Glass, it wouldn't come as much of a surprise.

Was skimming one of the Phil Everly obit threads earlier, seeing some of the song titles, remembering the relative sanity of those bygone days, and feeling the evil metamorphosis of our country like a pile driver with every other post.

Maybe it's just older age and/or cabin fever settin' in, but things really do seem to be well on their way to hell . . .

grrrrrr

39 posted on 01/04/2014 10:00:54 AM PST by tomkat
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To: LucyT
My US made vehicle has four independently locking/ unlocking doors, too,

Mine stays locked so I assumed they all did. Good to know. Will pass this on.

40 posted on 01/04/2014 1:35:10 PM PST by bgill
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